The Kernel is the back-end application thread that does the actual evaluation of all non-graphical expressions. It can be accessed directly through the console but is more commonly working behind the scenes to power the Notebook Interface. Multiple Kernels may be run for parallel computation.
I'm evaluating this code in Mathematica 8.0.0 on Mac OS X 10.6.8: ...
Sometimes when generating a lot of data the memory usage shoots beyond its physical realm and my laptop freezes. There is no way to stop Mathematica when this happens. Task manager (or its equivalent ...
I would like to run a computation in one NoteBook that will take 2 hours. Could I assign this Notebook a specific Kernel so I can run computation in other Notebooks ?
Is there some way to do this other than going to Evaluation -> Quit kernel and firing a new one up?